Tiger Face Painting

Tigers are thought of as ferocious creatures, beautiful in their own right, to be respected for their strength and
quiet grace. This, along with their unique coloring, makes them a popular choice for little children when someone
offers face painting.

There is a famous female artist based in Red Deer, Alberta (Canada) who is originally from Japan. She started in
Tokyo in 1996 and works across Canada, the United States, South Korea and Japan. She does bright and
colorful face painting and offers skill and rapid delivery of her artwork.

For the tiger face, she begins with a damp sponge, dabs on white around the eyes and for the beard, followed by
yellow in the middle of the face, an orange border around the edges of the face, then brushes on black whiskers
and stripes, topping off her perfection with a dab of glitter. Within minutes, the customer gleefully possesses the
face of a tiger! She is a professional who carries liability insurance and uses paints made only from safe

If you choose to experiment with painting your own tiger face upon yourself or a willing participant, there is a
Crayola Face Paint Party Kit that is available for purchase. It offers 3 stages of instructions, retractable crayon
paint, 2 sponges, and tiger teeth. It is not recommended for children under the age of 3. It’s a great gift idea and is
priced under $10/USD. The paint comes off with baby lotion for easy removal. There are also how-to books on
many web sites and kits for a range of prices.

Painting tiger faces for sports fans is made easy by the many kits available. While the price may not seem cheap
($20 to $25 each kit), keep in mind that any specialty item costs a little more than a regular item of the same kind.
Often mascot face painting kits will be sold to help earn a profit for the school they represent.

A list of tiger face painting kits can be found for the following teams:

  • Clemson Tigers
  • Missouri Tigers
  • Auburn Tigers
  • Louisiana State Tigers

Snazaroo® created a tiger kit with a step-by-step guide. Only four colors are needed: red, yellow, orange, and
white. The details for application are wonderful. Red is used under the eyes, which is not a common color for this
type of face. The red provides a distinct unique characteristic.

A good place to find tiger face paint kits would be at a party supply store. Check for wild animal kits as well,
which can include the tiger design. Another idea for face painting kits is a children’s toy store. Some of the big,
popular book stores may offer kits or books on face painting that would include the tiger face instructions.

Let us not forget the ever-friendly Disney tiger, Tigger. His face design only requires 3 colors. It is one of the
simplest tiger whole-face designs available for a child. It is possible to paint this face with simply a finished
picture of Tigger himself.


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